If you're looking for a smart messenger-cum-pannier bag to get your stuff to the office and back the the Altura Meta should fit the bill, assuming you don't like to carry masses of stuff. It has a few niggles which I'd like to see ironed when it's up for a refresh but overall it's a solid bit of kit for day-to-day use.
Durable and smart work bag for rack-equipped commuters
Cycling campaign group, Road Share, is drawing on expertise from organisations including CTC, Scottish Cycling and Pedal on Parliament as it steps up its campaign for Scotland to adopt a law of presumed liability against motorists involved in collisions with people on bikes.
Tinkoff-Saxo rider Michael Rogers is free to return to racing after world cycling’s governing body, the UCI decided there was a “significant probability” that the clenbuterol for which he tested positive after winning the Japan Cup last October was due to contaminated food eaten in China. Meanwhile, former Crelan-Euphony rider Jonathan Breyne, who attempted suicide after testing positive for the same substance last year, also after racing in China, has reportedly also been exonerated.
The spring weather is proving unpredictable at the moment and the new Xtract jacket from Scottish clothing company Endura looks to be the ideal lightweight and packable waterproof for such conditions. They've also released the new FS260-Pro SL Bibshort Fit System, which matches insert size to your body.
Happy Easter everyone! Instead of fobbing you off with a tawdry foil-covered comestible we thought we'd give you the chance to win over four hundred quid's worth of great cycling clobber from Café du Cycliste instead. Don't say we're not givers.
Ever fancied appearing on a TV soap opera? Look the part on a road bike? Live in Yorkshire or nearby? Well, here’s your chance – Emmerdale is looking for cycling extras to appear in some special Tour de France-themed episodes of the long-running ITV series.
A London lettings agency says that London’s Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme is transforming the residential rental market in areas previously viewed as off-limits by prospective tenants due to their distance from the tube and other public transport – and that streets that have a docking station are in particularly high demand.
“Turas? never heard of ’em!” That’s a response you’re going to have to get used to if you ride the Poggio anywhere near another cyclist. If they keep knocking out machines with this level of performance though it won’t be that way for much longer.
Good value, punchy, direct speed machine gets the power down; feels a bit ‘clinical’ though
Cycling writer and broadcaster Matt Rendell is urging fans in the UK to contact the British Embassy in Colombia and ask it that visas be granted to five riders – including last year’s runner-up, Rigoberto Uran – to allow them to take part in the Giro d’Italia, which starts in Belfast on Friday 9 May.